16 December 2018

USA Board Meeting Agenda– December 16, 2018

A.     Call Meeting to Order 10:01am EST

In attendance: Jill Cohan, Mark Atkinson, Dale Grzych, Danielle Millet, Mike Schatz, Mary Koehler, Richard Tharett

B.      Old Business

  1. NAUCC 2019
    1. Current status? Any help needed?
      1. Jay has several members assisting him with the various disciplines.
      2. Some venues are unable to commit to NAUCC dates. Dates are still not locked in as a result of this.
      3. 24 Danish freestyle team is looking to spend a week in Madison before NAUCC and attending NAUCC if the dates are locked in.
  2. New Membership site
    1. Need Board approval approve for annual spend ( ~$1,800/year) on new membership site hosted by Wild Apricot
      1. Will take a couple weeks of work before it could be up and running, no vote has taken place so no action taken yet.
      2. If the board chooses to use the new site, we will be at an annual deficit.
      3. Possibility of increasing membership prices in the future to account for it in the future?
        1. Formal vote to move to the Wild Apricot site and increase the membership costs 5$ per individual and 10$ per family in the future if needed to account for it.
      4. Mike has set a goal of getting it up and running by the end of the year.
  3. Proposal to investigate renaming NAUCC
    1. Will be included with next Rulebook Committee (2019) Info
      1. Currently no word on the IUF committee.
  4. USA Programs
    1. Coaching Program. Need approval of $1,500 for this year’s budget. Patricia
      1. Pittsburg police officer wants to open a club for the kids in her area. If their group is to become affiliated with the USA, it would be acceptable to use coaching funds to assist them in setting up a club.
      2. Formal vote to approve $1500 budget in 2019.
  5. Membership Initiative
    1. Non-USA club outreach
      1. Request to add all/any clubs here
    2. USA club outreach
      1. USA hosted inter-club meetings. Proposed date for next meeting? Danielle
      2. Next meeting is set for February 3rd at 8PM EST. Contact Danielle via email at president@uniusa.org for more dial-in details.
  6. New USA Levels
    1. Proposed new flatland levels are here. Need to upload these to the USA website. Dale/Mike
    2. Formal vote to adopt levels needed. Dale
      1. Coming back to this in a month. More time is needed to set up patches for levels.
  7. Freestyle Levels
    1. IUF certification/re-certification requirements. Need to either align with IUF or make USA-specific. Will be included with next Rulebook Committee (2019) Info
    2. Updating Freestyle Level Cert cards Patricia/ Wendy

C.      New Business and 90-day look ahead (USA annual calendar of events)

  1. 2018 Priorities
    1. Insurance. Investigate alternate vendors (to reduce costs) and possible expansion of member benefits
    2. IUF/USA Rulebook Committees
    3. Scholarship Chair?
    4. Freestyle Level Tester Meeting (in Spring?)
    5. Track racing cut times

D.      Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

  1. Mark Atkinson, President
  2. Danielle Millett, Vice President
  3. Dale Grzych, Secretary
  4. Mary Koehler, Treasurer
  5. Jill Cohan, Director
    1. Unicon will not be in Italy. At this time it is looking to be in France or Germany. and Madison has Madfest coming up in January. Muni weekend is ?
  6. Aaron Johnson, Director
  7. Rick Tharrett, Director
    1. NAUCC equipment?
  8. Patricia Wilton, Director & USA Level Tester
  9. Mark Atkinson & Mike Schatz, Webmasters
  10. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club & Insurance Coordinator
  11. TBD, Scholarship Committee Chair

E.      Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. Tundracon – Jan 5-6, 12-13
    2. Mondo – February 8-10
    3. ‘Ride a unicycle day’ – May 19
    4. National Unicycle Week – May 19-25
    5. NAUCC 2019- July ???, Greeley, Michigan

F.      Anything else?

  1. Jill made a formal request for Madison to host 2020. There are plans to get the word out that other clubs/individuals are able to host as well to give everyone a chance.
  2. Next meeting set for Jan 27th.

H.     Meeting Adjourned